A 2010 snapshot of educational technology use by CSU students

Jacqueline Tinkler, Philippus Uys, Barney Dalgarno, Lauren Carlson, Andrea Crampton

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This paper presents a snapshot of Charles Sturt University teaching staff attitudes towards and usage of technologies for teaching and learning, drawing on an institution wide online questionnaire completed in 2010 by 246 teaching staff. One of the most interesting findings from this study is the high usage figures for many teaching technologies, including technologies which most would assume would still be used only by early adopters. The study also highlights technologies with relatively low current usage but very high desired usage, including plagiarism checking software for student use, and online assignment marking and return. The study also indicates that teaching staff have genuine educational reasons for choosing to use technologies in their teaching. The findings of this study make it further very clear that assumptions about staff or students' technology preferences, usage or proficiency based on age would be highly misguided. A key finding from this study is that teaching staff at Charles Sturt University are highly diverse in their attitudes towards and usage of technology and consequently, university initiatives need to cater effectively for different stages of technology adoption.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASCILITE 2012
Subtitle of host publicationFuture challenges, sustainable futures
EditorsT Stewart, M. Brown, M. Hartnett
Place of PublicationAustralia
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780473229894
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventASCILITE 2012: 29th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education - Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 25 Nov 201228 Nov 2012
Conference number: 110439
https://www.ascilite.org/conferences/Wellington12/2012/home.html (Conference proceedings)


ConferenceASCILITE 2012
Abbreviated titleFuture challenges, sustainable futures
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
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